Organisers of British Summer Time Hyde Park have announced their sixth and final headliner; Stevie Wonder will perform his masterpiece ‘Songs In The Key of Life‘ in its entirety on Sunday July 10th.
Released in 1976 on Motown Records, ‘Songs In The Key of Life‘ was named Grammy Album of the Year and spawned the hits ‘Sir Duke’, ‘Isn’t She Lovely’, ‘Another Star’ and ‘I Wish’.
Fans will be treated to the complete album as well as some of Wonder’s biggest hits, including ‘Master Blaster (Jammin’)’, ‘Do I Do’, ‘Living for the City’ and ‘Superstition’.
65-year-old Wonder last played the UK in 2014 as part of Calling Festival on Clapham Common. The BST show at London’s Hyde Park will be his only European show of 2016.
Stevie Wonder at British Summer Time Hyde Park tickets will go on sale this Friday (18th March) at 9am, priced as follows:
£65 General Admission
£75 Priority Entry
£125 Premium View
£149 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden
£249 The Terrace
£249 Diamond Circle
£60 Guardian Ticket (1 adult 1 child)
Presale tickets will be available through Amazon Tickets from Wednesday 16th March.
Stevie Wonder is the sixth headliner to be announced for British Summer Time Hyde Park 2016. There’s still full supporting line-ups for each date to be announced, plus the festival’s midweek activity, which is typically open free-of-charge to the general public.
The full British Summer Time Hyde Park 2016 line-up, at the time of publishing:
Friday 1st July
Massive Attack live with Young Fathers, plus Patti Smith, TV on The Radio, Warpaint and Ghostpoet.
Saturday 2nd July
Florence and the Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Jamie xx, Cat Power, Kamasi Washington, Todd Terje & the Olsens, and Blood Orange.
Sunday 3rd July
Carole King, Don Henley and Louise Goffin.
Friday 8th July
Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes and Wolf Alice.
Saturday 9th July
Take That, Olly Murs, Ella Eyre, Jamie Lawson, and Nathan Sykes.
Sunday 10th July
Royal Parks earlier this year extended the contract for AEG Live’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time until 2019, acknowledging the success of the festival series in transforming live events in the capital’s favourite park.
Now in its fourth year, the AEG backed event replaced Hard Rock Calling and a number of other high profile outdoor events at London’s Hyde Park.
British Summer Time, sponsored by Barclaycard, has established a new kind of summer festival. It boasts film set quality backdrops, food markets, fairground, bars and one the best VIP experiences of any outdoor event. A huge improvement in sound quality and good relations with the local community are two other telling achievements.
The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Blur, Black Sabbath, The Who, Bon Jovi, and The Libertines have all played British Summer Time since 2013.